Will of Rachel Warfield of Anne Arundel Co., dtd 9 Dec 1784


State of Maryland: In the Name of God Amen, I Rachel Warfield of Anne Arundel County and state aforesaid being in perfect mind memory and understanding, but considering the uncertainty of theis transitory existance do make my last will and Testament in the manner & form following viz.

First, I give and bequeath unto my beloved son Joseph Warfield, ten pounds Currency the two silver cans & twelve silver spoons in full of his part of my Estate

Secondly: It is my will and desire that the several obligations given to my daughters Sarah Warfield, Dinah Dorsey Rachel Dorsey given by me to them be paid after which payment the residue of my Estate after paying my Creditors be equally divided between my four daughters Sarah Warfield, Dinah Dorsey, Ruth Owings, & Rachel Dorsey.

Lastly, I hereby nominate and appoint my four daughters Sarah Warfield, Dinah Dorsey, Ruth Owens & Rachel Dorsey joimt executors of this my last will & Testament revoking and disanulling any former will or wills Testaments or Testaments In Witness whereof I have here unto signed my named and affixed my seal this ninth day of december 1784 one thousand seven hundred and eighty four.

Rachel Warfield (Seal)

Signed Sealed and acknowledged
as Rachel Warfields
last Will & Testament in
Presence of
Epraim Howard of Henry, Joseph Howard, Brice Gassaway, Dinah Gassaway:

On the back of the foregoing will was thus written viz> Anne Arundel County the 17th day of September 1792. Then came Brice John Gassaway one of the subscribing witnesses to the within last Will and Testamony of Rachel Warfield late of Anne Arundel County deceased and made oath on the holy Evangals of almighty God that he did see see the Testrix therein named seal this Will and that he heard her publish pronounce and declare the same to be her last will and Testament that at the time of her est of his apprehension of a sound and dsiposing mind memory and understanding and that he together with Dinah Gassaway respectively subscribed their Names as Witnesses to this Will in the presence and at the request' of the Testrix and in the presence of each other and that at the time of the sealing thereof the Testrix informed him that Ephraim Howard of Henry one of the former Evidences was deceased and the Joseph Howard was in a low state of Health and is since dead to this deponets knowledge. Sworn before Capt. Gassaway Reg. Wills aa Co.

We Sarah Warfield, Dinah Dorsey, Ruth Owings, & Rachel Dorsey, the appointed executors in the last will and Testament of Rachel Warfield late of AA County, deceased do hearby refuse to Act as Executrixes to the said Will by Virtue of such appointement and to therefore renounce all our Rights and Title and Claims to said Executorship accordingly
Sept 15, 1792
Sarah Warfield
Dinah Dorsey
Ruth Owings
Rachel Dorsey
Capt. Gassaway Comsory of aa Couty.
We wish you to appoint our friend Nicholas W. Dorsey in the sted of the whole of us
Sarah Warfield
Dinah Dorsey
Ruth Owings
Rachel Dorsey
Capt. Gassaway} Examined.


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